The Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

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A Podcast about Miniature Wargaming and Strategy Boardgames from the UK

Episódios

  • Meeples  Minaitures - Coronavirus Special

    Meeples & Minaitures - Coronavirus Special

    30/03/2020 Duração: 01h43min

    Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs return for a special episode of the Meeples & Miniatures podcast. In this show we catch up with the highlights of what Neil & Mike have been up to for the past few weeks, and discuss how we have been coping with the current period of enforced isolation that we find ourselves in and what other things we, as gamers, might want to consider doing to carry on with our hobby when we find ourselves without face-to-face opponents. We hope you enjoy the show.

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 283 - Gaming Review of 2019

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 283 - Gaming Review of 2019

    29/12/2019 Duração: 02h29min

    In this, the last episode of Meeples & Miniatures, show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs look back at their gaming in 2019 and choose the top 5 games that they have played during the year. We also choose our all-time favourite games. We hope you enjoy the show.  The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 282 - Working in the hobby vs Playing in the hobby

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 282 - Working in the hobby vs Playing in the hobby

    17/12/2019 Duração: 02h08min

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by professional sculptor Tom Mason to discuss the struggle often experienced by those who work in the hobby. 00:00 - Introduction -We find out Tom's gaming and sculpting background 16:34 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 46:25 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting 1:10:29- Work vs Play - Tom, Neil & Mike discuss the pressures created by working in a hobby whilst still wanting to enjoy playing in it. 1:52:02 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 281 - Gaming with the Next Gen

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 281 - Gaming with the Next Gen

    30/11/2019 Duração: 02h04min

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by fellow gamer Wayne Peters to talk about gaming with future generations 00:00 - Introduction -We find out Wayne's gaming background 14:42 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 41:10 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting - includes Neil's first thoughts on 'Lifeform', we chat about Star Trek Adventures and 3D printing 1:14:48- Gaming in school - Wayne chats about running gaming clubs in a school setting 1:57:58 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show.   The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the s

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 280 - Chat with Gav Thorpe

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 280 - Chat with Gav Thorpe

    23/11/2019 Duração: 02h59min

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by author and game designer Gav Thorpe to chat about all sorts of gaming stuff 00:00 - Introduction -We find out what Gav has been up to recently 23:09 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 1:18:55 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:53:58- Round Table - Gav chats about various things, including the campaign system for Warlord's 2000 AD games, writing for Black Library and the old Warhammer world,  gives suggestions for writing gaming scenarios and shares his thoughts on Adeptus Titanicus 2:47:12 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. Gave Thorpe Writes Stuff The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the s

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 279 - Saga: Age of Magic

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 279 - Saga: Age of Magic

    27/10/2019 Duração: 02h29min

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck and Mike Hobbs are once again joined by regular podcast listener and sometime gaming opponent Shaun Randall. For the main part of the show we review Saga: Age of Magic from Studio Tomahawk. 00:00 - Introduction -We welcome back Mike after a bout of illness 10:10 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 48:41 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting, including UBoot: The Board Game and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition 1:29:04- Saga: Age of Magic - We take an in-depth look at this latest expansion to the popular tabletop wargame 2:16:37 - Outtro - Closing thoughts, including a chat about the War of the Worlds Experience. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the disc

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 278 - PSC Games: Snog, Marry, Avoid

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 278 - PSC Games: Snog, Marry, Avoid

    14/10/2019 Duração: 02h06min

    In this show host Neil Shuck is joined by regular gaming opponent Dave 'The Halfling' Hickman to discuss their recent hobby trials and tribulations. For the main part of the show we review some recent boardgame releases from PSC Games: ~Battle Ravens, Quartermaster General: The Cold War and Milito. 00:00 - Introduction -We find out how Neil got into the gaming hobby 06:13 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 29:19 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting. 52:34- Snog, Marry, Avoid - We review 3 games from PSC Games and let you know which falls into each category 2:01:19 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoye

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 277- Supersystem

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 277- Supersystem

    29/09/2019 Duração: 02h49min

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by Patreon backer Neil Hughes. We chat about everything we've been up to in the hobby recently, and take an in-depth look at Supersystem. 00:00 - Introduction -We find out how Neil got into the gaming hobby 29:05 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 1:05:20 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:37:35- Supersystem - Neil gives us an in-depth look at Supersystem - ostensibly a ruleset for gaming superheroes, but actually with the scope to do so much more. 2:36:40 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. Supersystem Old Glory Supersystem webpage Lead Capes Hunter Planet Boot Hill Miniatures The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 276 - Gangs of Mortal Barons

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 276 - Gangs of Mortal Barons

    18/09/2019 Duração: 02h27min

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest Andy Hobday to catch up on developments with several games systems from Footsore Miniatures, including Gangs of Rome and Mortal Gods. 00:00 - Introduction -We chat about supporting small businesses within the wargaming hobby  11:03 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 38:20 - Our Hobby - We talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:09:49 - Footsore chat - Neil & Mike chat to Andy Hobday and catch up with all the latest developments with several games systems, including Mortal Gods, Gangs of Rome, Test of Honour 2 and a new Dark Age game coming from Footsore in 2020. In addition, we discuss with Andy his latest venture - a range of Baron's War miniatures he is launching via Kickstarter, sculpted by Paul Hicks 2:15:14 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. Fenris Games Footsore Miniatures Baron's War Kickstarter The Meeples &

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 275 - Small Scale Sci-Fi

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 275 - Small Scale Sci-Fi

    31/08/2019 Duração: 02h27min

    In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs take some time to answer a recent question from Twitter follower @Dice_Dad about the relative merits of several small sci-fi rule sets designed with smaller scale miniatures in mind 00:00 - Introduction - We chat about The Other Partizan and the recent cold snap there has been in certain parts of social media 30:02 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 1:09:43 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:34:52 - 6mm Sci-Fi - We give brief reviews of sci-fi rules designed for combined operations - Dirtside, Future War Commander, Horizon Wars and Epic - and discuss their relative merits 2:18:45 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't for

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 274 - Red Alert Review

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 274 - Red Alert Review

    19/08/2019 Duração: 03h27min

    In this show usual hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by friend and fellow gamer Shaun Randell. As well as finding out more about Shaun and his hobby, he helps us to review Red Alert - the Space Fleet Combat game from PSC Games which uses the Command & Colours rules system 00:00 - Introduction - Shaun introduces himself as he tells us about his gaming background 24:34 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 1:07:09 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:34:04 - Red Alert - Mike asks the questions of Neil & Shaun as we give an in-depth review of Red Alert from PSC Games 3:16:06 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this epi

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 273 - Mind Over The Realms

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 273 - Mind Over The Realms

    31/07/2019 Duração: 02h33min

    In this show usual hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by Alex Ley, who recently organised an Age of Sigmar narrative campaign event - Mind Over The Realms - which raised money for the mental health charity MIND. 00:00 - Introduction - we get to know Alex as he talks about his gaming background 35:20 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 1:26:11 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:48:28 - Mind Over The Realms - we look back at this recent charity gaming event and discover its background and inspiration in discussion with Alex 2:22:36 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. Alex's Just Giving page for Mind Over The Realms The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this e

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 272 - The Joy of Six

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 272 - The Joy of Six

    20/07/2019 Duração: 03h14min

    In this show usual hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by fellow podcaster Shaun Clark to chat about his hobby, look back at the recent Joy of Six show and find out all details about a brand new gaming podcast - God's Own Scale 00:00 - Introduction - we get to know Shaun as he talks about his gaming background and local gaming club 38:33 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 1:24:57 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:57:29 - The Joy of Six - we look back at this recent show and discuss what caught our eye, including upcoming new rules from Gripping Beast and Dr Mike's painting clinic. We then talk to Shaun about his new podcast venture 2:57:11 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the dis

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 271 - Kings of War

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 271 - Kings of War

    29/06/2019 Duração: 02h39min

    In this show usual hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by podcast Patreon backer George Holt to chat about his gaming hobby and discuss his subject of choice 00:00 - Introduction - we get to know George's gaming background 21:14 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 52:33 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:16:57 - Kings of War - Since KoW is George's current wargaming rules of choice, we take the opportunity to take an in-depth look at how this game works 2:30:21 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on ou

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 270 - UK Games Expo 2019  OML7

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 270 - UK Games Expo 2019 & OML7

    24/06/2019 Duração: 02h28min

    In this show we look back at the recent hobby events of the 2019 UK Games Expo and Operation Market Larden #7. Usual hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined once again by guest Dave Hickman 00:00 - Introduction - We are finally famous, as we are in a 'Downfall' Meme 10:30 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 34:24 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting.  48:59 - UK Games Expo 2019 - We recount our exploits at this year's UK Games Expo 1:53:35 - OML7 - Neil & Dave chat to Mike about this wargaming event, which is one of Dave's first excursions into 'serious' wargaming. 2:22:44 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 269 - Everything you ever wanted to know about six, but were too afraid to ask, Part II

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 269 - Everything you ever wanted to know about six, but were too afraid to ask, Part II

    16/06/2019 Duração: 02h28min

    Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are  joined by guest Per Broden for part II of this show, as they continue to look at 6mm gaming 00:00 - Our Hobby - We chat with Per about what we've been playing, building and painting 32:55 - Gaming in 6mm- Per talks about big battle gaming, converting wargames rules to use 6mm figures and different miniature manufacturers. We also discuss gaming with his son. 2:12:20 - Outro - What has 'My other mate Dave' bought this week - plus the continuing story of my Saga Magic Dice We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 268 - Everything you ever wanted to know about six, but were too afraid to ask, Part I

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 268 - Everything you ever wanted to know about six, but were too afraid to ask, Part I

    30/05/2019 Duração: 01h41min

    Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are  joined by guest Per Broden for this episode of the show, as they take a look at 6mm gaming 00:00 - Introduction - This week's guest, Per Broden, introduces himself 46:22 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. As explained in the show, we leave it there, otherwise we will end up with a 4 hour podcast! Part II coming soon! We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 267 - Its all Greek to me, Part Omega

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 267 - It's all Greek to me, Part Omega

    17/05/2019 Duração: 03h02min

    Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are  joined by guest Ralph Plowman for this episode of the show, as they take their second look at gaming in Ancient Greece, this time concentrating on mass battles 00:00 - Introduction - This week's guest, Ralph Plowman, introduces himself 19:14 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 50:29 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting. We once again extol the virtues of Mansions of Madness, discuss our first impressions of Journeys in Middle Earth and Mike reveals the secrets of his basing techniques 1:39:25 - Gaming in Ancient Greece, Part II - We chat about mass battle gaming in ancient Greece, reviewing Men of Bronze and Hoplomachia 2:50:30 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. Perfect Captain Website   The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Ga

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 266 - Its all Greek to me, Part Alpha

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 266 - It's all Greek to me, Part Alpha

    27/04/2019 Duração: 02h50min

    Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs decide to fly without a guest for this episode of the show, as they take our first of a two-part look at gaming in Ancient Greece 00:00 - Introduction 05:12 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 40:53 - Our Hobby - We all talk about our recent gaming and painting 1:15:28 - Gaming in Ancient Greece, Part I - Neil & Mike chat about skirmish gaming in ancient Greece, reviewing Mortal Gods and Of Gods and Mortals 2:40:03 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Patreon page.

  • Meeples  Miniatures - Episode 265 - Salute 2019

    Meeples & Miniatures - Episode 265 - Salute 2019

    20/04/2019 Duração: 02h20min

    Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined once again by the Anti-Luff himself, Dave Hickman, for this episode of the show 00:00 - Introduction  07:57 - A look back at Salute - In a slight change to the show format, we start with a look back at the recent Salute show. It was Dave's first experience of Salute, and the first time that Neil had attended the show as a 'punter' for a number of years - we chat abour our experience and impressions of the UK's largest wargaming show. 1:07:17 - Confessional - Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently. 1:39:51 - Our Hobby -We all talk about our recent gaming and painting 2:15:35 - Outtro - Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies - purveyor of the finest rules and scenarios for wargaming. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Firestorm Games - don't forget to use the discount code that can be found in the show If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & M

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